Orro has announced new enhancements for its third-party lighting control capabilities, including connections to more connected switches, dimmers, plugs, outlets and lighting systems from some big-name companies, including Lutron, Leviton, TP Link and LIFX.
By detecting motion, sound and light, with its built-in sensors, the control system can generate the proper amount of light, while learning and adapting lighting based on homeowners’ habits and preferences. The results include healthier, human-centric lighting that supports natural circadian rhythms, while reducing lighting usage by up to 80%, according to the company.
In addition, enhanced third-party features now extend those same benefits and unified control through Orro’s switches and smartphone app to other connected lighting systems and brands, including Lutron Caséta, Lutron RA2 Select, Leviton, Kasa Smart by TP Link and LIFX.
“Whether it’s the main control system or part of a broader hybrid system, Orro can add value to any project on any budget,” says head of channel development, Patrick “PG” Gall. “We continue to see a great role that Orro can play, when combined with other lighting systems, to create better and more integrated experiences. With simple software connections, Orro can extend some of its magic to many of the systems that dealers and home builders are already installing.”
The announcement comes weeks after the introduction of Orro S, a sensor-enabled, intelligent dimmer that provides the same human-centric, adaptive lighting capabilities of Orro One Pro at a more affordable price point and without the added smart home control features. Combined with the latest software updates, Orro S can be paired with Orro One Pro and/or other third-party devices to create a unified lighting experience. The new dimmer includes the form factor of a standard light switch, requiring no changes to existing electrical systems or plans.
“In addition to providing a more cost-effective price point to intelligent lighting with the launch of the Orro S, our goal with these additional features was to further extend Orro’s human-centric lighting benefits to as many homes and rooms as possible, partly by connecting with other lighting systems,” says CEO, Colin Billings. “We continue to focus on deeper and more meaningful integrations with other leading brands, making Orro a simple and flexible puzzle piece for builders and integrators.”